Interviews

Over the years I have collected an amount of material from other racers who worked with Ken and raced with and against him. In this section you can read and discover the high regard in which he was held by his peers.

Graeme Carless

Graeme “Guyro” Carless has for years run an engineering shop in the northern suburbs of Melbourne. There he crafted a range of lightweight and strong motorcycle wheels as well as doing all manner of building and fabricating work on motorcycles of all kinds, but especially BMW’s

Read Graeme’s recollections of Ken.

Michael Cole

Michael Cole was a stand-out Production and Superbike rider in the late 1970-early 1980 era. He started out racing his own bikes as a struggling “C” Grader and finally graduated to become a Works rider with Honda Australia and with their racing effort overseas.

Read Michael’s recollections of Ken.

Ron Angel

For most of the time that Ken raced in Australia, his bikes were either owned or tuned by Ron Angel.

Read Ron’s recollections of Kenny.

Tony Hatton

Tony Hatton has for many years been regarded as the foremost tuner of motorcycles on the east coast. He is still actively involved in the sport as an engineer and adviser and concentrates his efforts these days in Motocross.

Read Tony’s recollections of Kenny.

Joe Eastmure

Joe was one of Australia’s top production bike racers and shared one of Ken’s most prestigious wins, the 1977 Castrol Six Hour.

Read Joe’s recollections here.

Vaughan Coburn.

Vaughan was one of a handful of “gun” 350cc TZ riders in the mid-1970’s. Competition in the class was fierce and only the fierce survived.  He also supplied a great photo from NZ which is posted in the “Odd Photos” section.

Read Vaughan’s recollections here.